Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs in eastern Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and northern and central Brazil. Disjunctive records from Parque Nacional da Serra do Divisor and Reserva Extrativista do Alto Juruá in western Acre State in western Brazil might refer to another species. Despite its wide distribution, it is known from only a few records, possibly due to lack of herpetological work within its range. Venezuelan specimens were previously reported as Pipa aspera (La Marca, 1992). It is a lowland species, occurring up to 860m asl.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is an aquatic species living in permanent and temporary waterbodies in tropical rainforest, including ponds, puddles and roadside ditches. These animals can cross land when their ponds dry out. Direct development takes place on the dorsum of the adult in water. It is apparently adaptable to human disturbance (although a population in eastern Venezuela disappeared after a road was asphalted).

Systems
  • Terrestrial
  • Freshwater
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Pipa arrabali

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2010

Assessor/s
Abraham Mijares, Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Ross MacCulloch, Claude Gascon, Manfred Beier

Reviewer/s
Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

History
  • 2004
    Least Concern
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Population

Population
It is a common species.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
It is probably not seriously threatened, but local populations are probably impacted by logging and fire.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It occurs in several protected areas throughout range, including Canaima National Park in Venezuela.
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Wikipedia

Arrabal's Suriname toad

The Arrabal's Suriname toad (Pipa arrabali) is a species of frog in the Pipidae family found in Brazil, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela, and possibly Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, ponds, and canals and ditches. It is threatened by habitat loss.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mijares, A., Rodrigues, M.T., MacCulloch, R. & Gascon, C. 2004. Pipa arrabali. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 July 2007.
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